Monday, July 5, 2010
Domestic Activity week continues here at OPOD. Today's picture was taken in 1939 near Gees Bend, Alabama, and shows a woman churning butter on her porch. I wonder how many of you have ever churned butter? It is actually pretty easy to make butter. If you buy a carton of pure cream, and if you shake it up real good, you can see the butter start forming. The churns were convenient for making larger amounts. Today, it is cheaper to buy butter than it is to buy cream, and then make butter. If you have a milk cow, then things change. You skim the milk fat off the milk, and make butter out of the skimmed cream.